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Jesse Garcia bags seven; Arturo Lopez struggles

Jesse Garcia

Jesse Garcia drove in seven runs for Portland. Corey Smith had another two homer night and Mobile pumped five over the fence. Arturo Lopez is struggling mightily and he knows it. Cesar Ramos secured the win in game one with a complete game but the nightcap went extra innings and an error was the undoing. Fabian Jimenez walked five but picked up the win. Ernesto Frieri continues the hot hand and two newcomers have solid showings.

Portland won 13-3 Jesse Garcia positioned himself quite well on Sunday with Khalil Greene injured in San Diego. He went 3-for-5 with a three run homer and seven RBI's. He had five two-out RBI's and pushed his total for the year to 20. He is hitting .412 through six games in August after being brought back up from Mobile. Garcia began the year hitting .177 through his first 44 games of the...

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